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.n. as the obama administration explanation of the attack in benghazi continues to einvolve this morning. secretary of state hillary clinton suggesting in a gathering of world leaders that the attack was the work of an al qaeda affiliate. the secretary saying this. now with a larger safe haven and increased freedom to maneuver, terrorists are seeking to extend their reach and networks in multiple directions. they're working with other violent extremists to undermined the democratic transitions underway in north africa as we tragically saw in benghazi. that is the first time secretary clinton acknowledged al qaeda as possibly playing a role in that attack. we'll have more on that coming up. a group of senators are now demanding that susan rice, america's ambassador to the u.n., provide more answers what happened in benghazi. new hampshire senator, kelly ayotte one of those four senators who sent a scathing letter to ambassador susan rice, she will be here to tell us first-hand what that is all about. bill: meantime the violence in syria getting worse by the day. a pair of massive explosions rocking
deny what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack with press secretary jay carney saying yesterday every step of the way the information that we have provided to you and the general public about the attack in benghazi has been based on the best intelligence we've had and the assessments of our intelligence community. carney also told reporters even though the president still not publicly called this a terrorist attack, since he is are obama's spokesman, and he gave it that label we should all know what the commander-in-chief thinks it was. bill: so now we're hearing from democrats who demand answers from the administration. what are they saying, peter? >> reporter: 10 democrats and nine republicans on the senate foreign relations committee chaired by democrat john kerry wrote the state department, they want to know if the u.s. had any intelligence a possible attack and if security forces assigned to our missions were well-equipped and what the forces did to protect personnel when they came under fire. one republican on the committee says the story right now just does not add up. >>
of security we had in benghazi as inadequate. you're going to have to do an assessment of where we need to have these kinds of exposed facilities. and there's been a lot of criticism ever since the embassy bombings in africa in the nineties. i think you'll have to have these embassies and consulates be well protected, a place where you can hunker down and close out access until the threat passes. >> u.s. ambassador susan rice was saying this morning -- i'm sorry, she spoke yesterday. she said ambassador chris stevens, what het to see is us packing up shop and totally leaving. >> i think she's totally right. ambassador rice has done a great job, as has secretary clinton. we have to keep sending the message of staying in power, but it doesn't mean we have to be in unfortunate fide or unprotected positions. you're going to take some casualties, but it's a different sort of thing when an ambassador is killed. that suggests the whole mission is in jeopardy. that's what's going on here. people knew ambassador stevens, liked him, admired him. but also when an embassy and ambassador is attacked
happened yesterday in the city of benghazi. a libyan security official told nbc news that the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, was killed when a mob, an armed mob attacked the consulate in benghazi yesterday. first they attacked the consulate with rpgs and then automatic rifles and then set the building on fire. this official says that the u.s. ambassador was holed up in some sort of room and apparently died of smoke inhalation. the u.s. state department has not officially confirmed his death, only saying that a u.s. official has been killed. >> and richard, do we know anything about the identity of the three others that were killed in that attack as well? are they americans, military personnel? >> reporter: we don't know. we know -- we've been told that the u.s. ambassador's body and three other bodies have been taken to the benghazi airport. there are some reports that at least one, perhaps all of them, may have been u.s. marines, but we have not been able to confirm that. our source is only saying that it was the ambassador. three other bodies and that the libyan president and
on their compound in benghazi. while the investigation into the attack is far from over, the white house is now offering a new take on what really happened. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta acknowledged that the attack that killed four americans in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only cared out by terrorists, it was premeditated. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> reporter: the white house first suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous. the result of that anti-muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region. >> jake let's be clear. these protests were in eereaction to a video that had spread to the region. we don't know -- we don't though otherwise. you know, we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. >> reporter: but source tell abc news that intelligence officials on the ground tell us the attack was not tied to the movie at all. what aroused their
: protests took a deadly turn in libya on tuesday as muslims stormed the u.s. consulate building in benghazi. four americans were killed including the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. >> chris is a hero. he is a real hero. he is the man who believed in the libyans. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton says she feels personally responsible for stevens death. >> that was a very personal loss. i'm the one who sent chris to benghazi. >> president obama has condemned the deadly attack in libya and has vowed to bring those responsible to justice. in the meantime, the u.s. is stepping up security at embassies around the world. that is the latest here in the control room. back to you. >> thank you. >>> other stories making local headlines this morning, students and faculty at central high school will gather for a memorial this afternoon for marckel ross, teenager shot and killed on wednesday while walking to school. students will wear blue shirts to honor the 11th grader. last night a haven't ill was held to remember the bow who could put a southcenter mall on anyone's face. >> ma
in benghazi, at the headquarters of care the washington-based muslim civil rights and advocacy organization are condemning what they call the disgraceful killings of american diplomats. >> the killings of our diplomats deserve condemnation and should be brought to justice. this attack is inexcusable and cannot be justified under any justificati justification. >> reporter: this video of ambassador stevens was posted on the website in libya, when he took over the post earlier this year. >> i had the honor to serve as the u.s. envoy tohe libyan opposition during the revolution and i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. >> reporter: ambassador stevens was a moving force in the u.s. partnership with the new libya. >> his enthusiasm, his unbridled sense of hope and love for the libyan experience. he is the machin who actually walked the streets of benghazi. he has seen the revolution in eyes that probably even libyans haven't shared. >> reporter: mark ginsberg is a former ambassador to morocco. >> he was one of those people who dedicated his life to reconcilia
.s. consulate building in benghazi killing the u.s. ambassador to inlibya and three other americans. president obama strongly condemned the pentagon has deployed two warships to the coast. >> we will bring the killers to justice. >> reporter: many others are speaking out against the vile the protest. >> the killers of our diplomats deserve condemnation and should be brought to justice. this attack is inexcusable and cannot be justified under any justification. >> we call upon the libyan government and the political leadership to take firm and swift action to bring the savage perpetrators to justice. >> reporter: and while thousands in the region are blaming the u.s. for the film, some say the asks of the protesters have gone too far. >> here we are because some of of the extremists have carried out appear attack on the embass y. this is a wrong act. they should have simply protested instead. >> all u.s. personnel in benghazi have been evacuated and security has been increased at u.s. empassies and consulates around the world. there are calls for some muslim groups for continued mass protests a
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> we are very cautious about drawing any conclusions with regard to who the perpetrators were, what their motivations were. but the pentagon sent two warships closer to libya, but offered few specifics. >> we are prepared to respond to any contingency. we have not been assigned a specific mission pear cracks in the gun officials say they will assist with the investigation if called upon. nikole killion, wbal-tv 11 news. >> members of the maryland council met -- at the maryland muslim council met to condemn the violence in libya and egypt. >> we want to emphasize that this is no way allowed in our religion of islam. anyone who doesn't is not doing the right thing. we stand with our american brothers and sisters in condemning this violence. >> the nightly news team is tracking the tensions abroad. stay tuned for live coverage from overseas blush reaction from washington. >> state delegate tiffany alston and state prosecutors have reached an agreement to resolve the two criminal cases against her without going to trial. she is accused of using campaign funds
in benghazi overnight. nearly a dozen americans were inside, guarded only by libyan security. for nearly 20 minutes, the libyan guards exchanged fire with the attackers. and hurled a firebomb inside. the militants burned down at least one building. ambassador stevens was either killed by smoke inhalation, or more likely in a car trying to escape with two guards, which may have been hit by a mortar. the other american was killed from smoke inhalation. ambassador stevens is a long-serving diplomat. widely respected and passionate about libya. he was there during the revolution, serving as the american representative to the transitional national council. earlier in the day tuesday, protesters breached the walls of the u.s. embassy in cairo, tearing down the american flag and ripping it to shreds. raising a black flag reading, there is no god but allah. u.s. officials fear both incidents are in response to this low-budget, anti-muslim film. it's so controversial in the middle east, abc news is not showing it. the movie was produced in the u.s. by an israeli filmmaker, who says he intented the f
at our consulate in benghazi. the u.s., fbi cooperating in people helping christopher stevens. they ended up taking him in a private car. >> tracie potts for us in washington. thanks so much. >>> well, now here's a look at other stories making news today in america. in dallas, frightening video and it shows the moment when two women were struck by a hit and run driver and they drove down an embankment to escape. they had pulled over on a highway off ramp because of a flat tire. police were responding to that call when the hit and run happened right in front of them. the other driver remains on the loose joompt in georgia, an even more bizarre hit and run. someone plowed right into a house in the middle of the night while two people were inside. they didn't even know it happened until the next morning when they woke up and they found a good chunk of their house gone. >>> in oregon, rescuers did a perfect job of saving a kitten trapped beneath a basement in a drain pipe. it took firefighters and a plumber about six hours to free the little guy. >>> finally, in our nation's capitol, the stor
in benghazi. also today hillary clinton attempted to distance the u.s.r u.s. government from a film that sparked the protest, calling the film disgusting and reprehensible. paul wagner is live in the newsroom with the story. >> reporter: reuters is quoting that the deputy interior minister is saying the four men are suspected of instigating the event. secretary clinton made her comments as violent protests continued in cairo and spread to yemen where demonstrators stormed a wall, broke windows and set fire to a building. >> hundreds of protestors converged in yemen, throwing rocks at the compound. demonstrators already pushed back by yemen forces. at state department secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the movie that mocks the prophet mohammed and the violence that followed. >> it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to den grate a great religion and to provoke rage. >> reporter: at a campaign event today, president obama said the militants involved in the consulate attack that killed ambassador stevens would be brought to justice. >> i want people around the world to h
of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in benghazi this week. but as we've mentioned, the protests continue in other parts of the arab world. jim continues our coverage from cairo, where there are new calls for protests. >> reporter: benghazi remained fairly calm today. perhaps the libyan government's quick crackdown on alleged perpetrators, four individuals have reportedly been arrested. and a manhunt is ongoing for others. the u.s. government is taking no chances. all u.s. diplomatic personnel have been evacuated to tripoli, and only emergency staff is being kept on at the embassy there. meanwhile, here in cairo, it has been another interesting day, another 24 hours of protests against the made in usa anti-islam film. last night, some very dramatic scenes near the u.s. embassy clashes between protesters throwing stones, riot police charging those protesters, firing tear gas, trying to disperse the crowd. there has not been a further breach of the u.s. embassy grounds. that is the good news. but it has remained violent. at least 224 injured, have needed treatment so
around the world for the four victims of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya, including ambassador chris stevens. >>> and mitt romney taking heat from members of his own party for his criticism of the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo following the initial demonstration there. this morning, we'll hear what president obama has to say about that. and we'll get reaction from republican senator john mccain. >>> we want to get right to nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. i'm now overlooking cairo's famous tahrir square, where the protests were taking place. now a very different scene. there was an anti-american demonstration also clashes underway. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards firing tear gas at protesters trying to keep them away from the embassy walls. a very similar scene going -- taking place right now in the city of yemen in the capital of yemen, where protesters even manag
the necessary steps to protect americans abroad. tuesday night violence at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. libyan authorities reported that they have made some arrests. >> i saw those press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them, but obviously it would be a good thing if we're starting to move forward on the just tess piece. >> reporter: the fbi open -- justice piece. >> reporter: the fbi opened the investigation to sort out whether this was a protest that got out of hand or an organized terrorist attack. a government source says the fbi is sending investigators to germany to interview personnel who evacuated the consulate in libya. at the state department danielle nottingham. lesli, back to you. >>> three americans injured in the benghazi attack are being treated at a u.s. military hospital in germany. the remains of ambassador stevens and the three others killed with him will arrive back in the u.s. tomorrow. >>> both sides in the presidential race campaigning today in the battle ground state of virginia.
an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. >> the world must stand together to unquivocally reject these brutal acts. >> reporter: tuesday night a mob with guns and rocket propelled grenades stormed the building. u.s. authorities are investigating whether a group with ties to al-qaeda may have planned the attack. >> make no mistake. we will work with the libyan government to work to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton said ambassador stevens risked his life to help build a better libya and that libyans help get his bodies to hospital. tuesday a mob also reached the u.s. embassy in cairo protesting an obscure american made film about islam. the embassy released a statement condemning the movie drawing criticism from republican presidential candidate mitt romney. >> having that embassy reiterate a statement effectively apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for an administration. >> reporter: steve croft of 60 minutes asked fo
that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, appears to show libyans tried to rescue ambassador chris stevens. the libyans came across stevens' body in a darkroom after the attack. they didn't know who he was, but stevens was alive, cheering "god is great." they put him in a private car and took him to a hospital. stevens died of smoke inhalation. it's unclear what happened to stevens' security detail. >>> in afghanistan, the united states has suspended joint patrols with the military following a rash of attacks. as david martin reports, this latest development is another setback for u.s. efforts to turn over security issues to the afghan people. >> reporter: the order effectively suspends until further notice most of the operations which u.s. and afghan troops conduct side by side. at higher headquarters, afghans and americans will still work together, but in the field, small unit operations putting afghan soldiers alongside americans, the guts of the u.s. strategy to turn the fighting over to the afghans, will be suspended unless an exception is granted by a commanding general. the
. >>> the attack that killed ambassador to libya was not premeditated. ambassador chris stevens died in benghazi last week. the alibyan leaders insist the attack was planned for months. >>> the space shuttle will begin its final journey from florida to los angeles. it is fastened to the top of a 747. it will fly over nasa facilities in mississippi, new orleans, and the johnson space center in houston and will finally arrive at l.a.x. on friday. >>> 4:46. this morning a 13-year-old boy from laurel faces charges for firing a bb gun at a student while waiting for the school bus in anne arundel county. the student was hit in the leg. he suffered minor injuries and did not need medical attention. both students were on their way to macarthur middle school in ft. mead. the principal questioned the students after a parent called and said they saw the student with the bb gun. they found a knife and the bb gun in the boy's backpack. >>> 20-year-old kelly ellerby jr. faces charges of attempted murder. he shot a 19-year-old at the student center last month, forcing a lockdown on campus. the teenager suffere
in benghazi that left four americans dead. it is now been 17 days since that attack. sources say fbi agents sent to investigate the murders still have not been able to visit the actual scene of the crime due to security concerns. secretary of defense leon panetta yesterday said there was no doubt terrorists were responsible. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. and that's when i came to that conclusion as, again, as to who was involved, what specific groups were involved, i think the investigation that is on going. >> the romney campaign ramped up its criticism of the president's response to those attacks claiming the administration overstated the influence of an anti-islam youtube film in order to draw folk us away from security short falls. and the man behind the anti-islam film which sparked protests throughout the muslim world is under arrest this morning in california. 55-year-old is arrested. he is accused of violating his probation. as part of a probation de
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this morning in the lib yap city of benghazi. >> this follows last night's attacks by appear angry mob on the consulate after a film produced in the u.s. insulted the prophet mohammed. >> let's check in with tucker and get the latest on the weather. another fall-like day for us. >> a fall-like start to the day. this afternoon, it will feel like late summer with temperatures in the low 80s. >> should be a beautiful day. just a beautiful day expected around here after a cool start. lets get to the headlines. sunny streak continues. expecting dry weather out there for your wednesday. next several days should be dry. init will be the beginning of the week before we have the chaps any of shower activity of the. even when that arrives think some you had be scattered. yesterday morning are we were fawning back into the 40s across parts of the region. 60 here in town. look at frederick, 46 degrees right now. that is chilly. 48 in martinsburg and winchester. cull ander too. a little warmer here but still, these temperatures not typical for this time of year. 52 in leonardtown and fredericksburg
no reports of any injuries, but of course that was not the case at the u.s. consulate in benghazi where the u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other state department officers were killed during a similar protest. president obama has promised -- excuse me, just want to point out that is the video from yemen, what you were just looking at was the video from protests in egypt. president obama has promised to bring those responsible to justice. at the same time mitt romney is calling it disgrateful that the u.s. embassy in cairo expressed regret that an american made film insulted muslims. take a listen to this. >> the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to an apology. >> governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and name later. as president, one of the things i've learned is you can't do that. >> reporter: clearly these protests now having an impact on the presidential campaign. now the obama administration has started what appears to be a terrorist hunt in libya. we've got 50 marines heading there to protect the embassy in tripoli. the f.b
glen doherty. he was killed in the attack in benghazi. f.b.i. acts are now in libya investigating the attack alongside local authorities. >>> 350,000 students will be going back to class in chicago today. that's because the teachers strike that kept them out of class for seven days is now over. union delegates voted to end that walkout last knight. they agreed to a new contract deal -- last night. they agreed to a new contract deal. this is the third largest school system. this is a big deal. >>> in campaign 2012, new polls from cbs news show president obama is more likely to win a second term in office. in virginia and wisconsin, the president's leads are now beyond the margin of error. >>> there is a new report that finds america's obesity especial dependic is only growing. we have one of the authors of that report coming up soon. >>> if you're trying to lose weight or lower your arrive for certain diseases, a local chef is here with his secrets to keeping the flavor while losing calories. jess? >> military families often struggle with their finances. but help is on the way and
.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. that country's president insists foreign militants plotted the attack. there is no evidence to support that claim, but it is still investigating the incident. the anti-muslim movie that sparked that and incidents around the world led egypt's president to go after coptic christians. seven people will be tried in a criminal court and could receive the death penalty if convicted. terry jones, who burned the koran, is implicated here. he has shown support for the film. it's not clear where the coptic christians being charged live or whether anybody charged in this case will actually be in egypt to stand trial. >>> law enforcement agencies are coming together to commemorate the tenth anniversary of one of the most terrifying crime sprees in recent history. next month marks the tenth anniversary of the beltway sniper shootings. ten people were killed and three others wounded in just three weeks. police eventually arrested john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo for the shootings. they were later convicted. last night officers looked back at the shootings at th
of the americans killed in the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya on tuesday. back to the funds, cumberland, kentucky, our line for democrats. caller: first of all, i appreciate the servicemen we lost and god bless them and their families. in the bush years, it was nothing but terror. that is all you saw on the news. it seems to me that obama is just trying a different way. like egypt, it is a new government and he is trying to give them a chance. i would like to know what you think about that. is it right to give him a chance? host: what do you think? what kind of a chance you give them and how long? caller: i would not really know that. the republican party is ready to yank everything out. it takes time to get a new government going. host: the lead editorial in this morning's "washington post" -- back to the phones, atlanta, georgia, our line for independences. caller: thank you. as far as the two candidates go, from everything i have seen so far, i am not impressed with either one of them. neither of them really inspire confidence with me. that they can handle what is going o
. our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo, which were prompted by the video. >> these territotraitors, the wy they acted, them choosing specific dates for this so- called demonstration, i think this leaves us with no doubt that this was preplanned, predetermined. host: here's the headline in the washington times -- on facebook, getting some of your comments on our questions on should the u.s. government control web content? an independent in pennsylvania, walid. caller: how are you? i think they should pull the video. host: why? caller: it's not about freedom of speech. we are supposed to have all these type of freedoms. by the same token, what are you seeing as far as cameras on everything? it's just free any more. it's ok to intrude with the patriot act in our phone calls and things of that nature. i don't have a problem with -- they don't have a problem with that. but people have a problem with not pulling inflam
the hunt is on for those responsible for deadly attack at a u.s. consulate there. eamonn is in benghazi, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, kate. we understand that an fbi team of special agents has arrived here in benghazi. they're keeping a low profile for security reasons and are expected to at some point begin investigating what exactly happened at that consulate. they're going to sift through the ashes and look for any clues that can identify any individuals involved in that attack. we know that the u.s. military has deployed its resources, including drones and other intelligence gathering mechanisms to try to keep an eye and ear out for any of these people involved. they're getting a lot of cooperation from the libyan government. the libyan government says that they believe this was a pre-planned attack, not an outburst of spontaneous violence. and they're also saying that they have four individuals in custody that they are questioning who may have possibly important information that could benefit the americans. they also have several other individuals under surveill
year. arwa damon, cnn, benghazi, libya. >>> we continue on, hour two, i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with me. we begin with the big story, mitt romney, allowing open coverage today at the fund-raising event in salt lake, open coverage at a fund-raising event after the public disclosure of what he said last may. but american voters at a private fund-raiser in south florida. here is a remark that has all kinds of folks buzzing today, mitt romney again last may, the clip provided by the left wing publication mother jones. roll it. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right. there are 47% who are with him who are dependent upon the government who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they're entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it. but its an entitlement. and the government should give it to them. and they will vote for this president no matter what. >> so mitt romney said nearly half the country, 47% to be precise, you heard the words he used t
in connection with the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. tuesday's attack killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens and itself u.s. is bracing for more possible violence at its embassies in the muslim world following friday prayers. >>> health officials expect the number of new cases of the west nile virus to start dropping. the centers for disease control says this year's outbreak has been the worst since we first learned about west nile back in 1999. at least 180 people have died, including a handful in our area. more than 2600 have gotten sick. >>> new york city cracking down on large size sugary drinks. the city board of health voted to ban the sale of any sugar sweetened drink larger than 16 ounces. health officials say it's a crackdown on a major cause of obesity but a lot of people simply aren't happy with this. the law goes into effect in march. >>> the nation's most widely circulated paper has a different look this morning. that story is coming up. >> plus, we'll take a look at some of the new movies in theaters today. >> but first, i've been combing thr
. the department wouldn't say whether there had been a threat. earlier this month, the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, was attacked and burned, and ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. that attack took place amid violent protests that broke out over an internet movie that ridiculed islam. well, late today, the filmmaker, was arrested in los angeles. federal prosecutors say that by uploading the film on the internet, he violated the terms of his probation on a previous check fraud conviction. iowa kicked off the primary and caucus season. well, today it became th first battleground state to in the general election. at least 400,000 iowans are expected to vote before election day, november 6. in other battleground states, voting begins in colorado october 22, more than two million people are expected to cast early ballots there. in florida, balloting starts october 27 with more than four million early voters expected. john dickerson is in our washington bureau. he's our political director. and, john, i wonder what impact does all this early voting have on the campaigns
gunmen staged a military style assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the u.s. ambassador, christopher stevens and three other americans died in the assault carried out with guns, mortars and grenades. protests erupted in other countries in the middle east, north africa and the pacific rim with the most violent in cairo, egypt. they are blaming america for a film they say insulted the prophet mohammed. joining me is mona. i want to ask you for viewers that have been watching at home seeing the images. is this a tinderbox that is about to get worse. is this a growing movement or is this sort of something that came up by now is largely over? >> first, i would like to start by sending out my condolences to the family and loved ones of the four americans killed in libya and of the other people of various nationalities killed yesterday. at least 14 people were killed. each and every one of those deaths was utterly senseless without any reason or purpose. i think what you are seeing is a kind of i hope a dying cry of a very desperate right wing. we have very sensitive timing in
in massachusetts. glen doherty was killed september 11th in libya in that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he was providing security at the time, and the u.s. ambassador to libya was also killed in the attack. >>> for the first time 350,000 chicago public school students are back in the classroom. tuesday the teachers union voted to suspend the strike that kept them out of school. the negotiations for the new contract lasted for several days and the deal must be ratified now by union members. >>> bank of america has not explained the reason behind a problem with the website. and a big problem, because the site was slow or not available to many users yesterday. a bank spokesperson says that they are working to ensure full availability. >>> today, we could finally learn more about fast and furious, the controversial gus trafficking investigation connect n connected to the death of a u.s. border patrol agent. the bureau of tobacco and alcohol and firearms program was to track guns purchase ed d in united states by low level drug dealers and then ended up in the hands of drug cartels in mexic
that the libyan government is very reluctant to have a team of a couple of dozen fbi people going to benghazi, when the only people they could get to protect them are militias, and they know that the crime scene is long ago compromised, trampled through. it may or may not yield anything terribly important and if it does, if will yield it later. it is a difficult situation. >> any more information on the question of how much this may have been a preplanned attack? >> there is. and i think you have kind of put your thumb on the pulse of the problem there. in -- in these groups, we look for -- we want a wiring diagram, an organized picture, with al qaeda who ordered it. this group assisted. the problem is, the lines have blurred between these groups and their members. an sawar sharia are popping up in all of these countries. not al qaeda, but they are reading from the al qaeda narrative and they are influenced by formerly influential extremists in al qaeda. the actual truth, the picture isn't that clear, but we can piece it together and it's not satisfying the people who you can attach this atta
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi an act of terrorism? >> i have no doubt about that, and it's a pre-planned act of terrorism directed against american citizens. >> reporter: what is your evidence that it was a pre-planned act of terrorism? >> number one, is choosing the date, 11th of september. it has all the significance. we take the facts about the way it was executed. can you see there's enough proof that it is a pre-planned act of terrorism. >> reporter: describe the attack based on your investigation. >> it's too early for me to give the details, but it was launched with a high degree of accuracy which means the perpetrators must have had some kind of exercise on how to hit and launch these rockets. >> reporter: you're confirming that rpgs were used in the initial attack. >> mortars. >> reporter: mortars were use in the subsequent attack. >> at the safe house, yes. >> reporter: and do you know how many mortars were used? >> about five. >> reporter: and you're saying these were fired with such accucy. >> yes. >> reporter: that this could not have been done by someone who did not
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